Hot without being unpleasant, the sun reaches its peak in the early afternoons. April's International Dance Festival and Biennial visual arts event showcases Havana at its glorious, colourful best.
Weather and temperatures are getting more reliable by the day. Big Easter celebrations eventually give way to early preparations for the impending summer high season, making Malta perfect right now.
Ancient ruins and frescoed churches for the adults and beaches with milder sea temperatures and outdoor activities for the kids, Cyprus in spring is less busy and warm without being too hot.
April is the best time of year to visit with little rain and comfortable temperatures for standing in line for rides or taking a dip in the sea. With flowers in full bloom, Florida is a joy right now.
Paris in the spring has its own unique charms: bright and sunny days, with the very beginnings of alfresco dining, romantic walks along the Seine, and chestnuts in blossom, all preparing for summer.
Heating up during the day with considerable drops in night temperatures, April is ideal to soak up the exotic romance and colourful vibrancy of this mystical city.
Steadily rising temperatures and pre-season holiday bargains make the second-largest of the Canary Islands, with its white-sand beaches, cliffs and sheltered coves, especially tempting in the spring.
An ideal time of year for a city break to Portugal's beautiful capital. Warm but not too hot, with more daylight hours giving time to explore. Try a live fado show in the Alfama neighbourhood.
Japan comes alive in the springtime when the cherry blossom season provides a magical backdrop to its cities. Sunny and mild, Kyoto in bloom is a sight to behold, and Tokyo a futuristic neon cityscape
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